Firefox 3.6 Beta 4 adds local file handling

As expected, a fourth beta for Firefox 3.6 is now available, this time it adds support for HTML 5 file API, which enables some new insteresting functionality: for example you would be able to load a bunch of local images to a web app without actually uploading them to the server. You would be able to edit them locally,  save them locally, and optionally upload them once they are ready.

For the complete review of Firefox 3.6 beta, check my previous review.

Current nightly builds are labeled preb5, suggesting yet another beta may be in the works. It’s worth noting how the concept of beta has changed in Mozilla development from several well defined beta releases to the single more cohesive beta stage we have today that is continuously reviewed and pushed to previous beta users (currently about half a million).

Download  Firefox 3.6 Beta 4.

3 thoughts on “Firefox 3.6 Beta 4 adds local file handling”

  1. I’m often seeing a bug when logging into sites:

    The information bar that drops down to ask me about the password doesn’t actually contain the information bar content. Instead it displays the top of one of the web pages that I have open.

    Is anyone else seeing this?

  2. The 3.6b5pre version doesn’t actually suggest another beta is coming, it’s just painful to “downgrade” a nightly version so we play it safe. For example, 3.6rc1 was planned after 3.6b3, and if the nightly version jumped from 3.6b3pre to 3.6pre then we’d have been in trouble when 3.6b4 was added to the schedule.

  3. I added Personas and the viewing area was shortened about an inch. Even the scrollbar was shoved down. It was replaced with white space about the width of the Information bar but was blank. Goodbye Personas! I’d rather have a theme anyway.

    I haven’t had any problem with logging in but I have only had 3.6 b4 for 12 hours.

    I don’t see why they say it is faster than the current stable version. It clearly isn’t. I see no difference.

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